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Calling All Gators: It’s Back to the Bayou for You!

Homecoming 2022 Brings the Campus Together for Uniquely Gator Events


By Marie Jacinto


Can you believe it? It is already time for Homecoming Week 2022! And we are inviting everyone—students, alumni, staff, and faulty—“Back to the Bayou” for a jam-packed week of events Oct. 10-15.

New this year are the UHD Homecoming Talent Show, the Friday Night Formal (titled MORP—“prom” spelled backward), and a Stroll Competition. Come watch and cheer as UHD fraternity and sorority teams strut their precision, synchronization, originality, and showmanship in this first-ever UHD Homecoming Stroll Competition!

Get the week off to a great Gator start with Mum Mania on Monday. Then join President Blanchard for the Homecoming Barbeque lunch on Oct. 11 on the South Deck. And don’t forget Noche Latina, organized by UHD’s Multicultural Greek Council.

In true Gator fashion, events aimed at service to others are also on the slate: the Northwest Campus is holding a canned goods drive throughout the week, and there is a blood drive Downtown.

Homecoming Week culminates on Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Tail-Gatoring, a traditional tailgate cook-off complete with food, contests, and an all-around good time. Join us, too, as we face Prairie View A&M University on the basketball court at 4 p.m. to round out the festivities.

From Consoles and Kicks to a ton of events sponsored by Sports and Fitness, including the UHD Gator Pride Pep Rally and the Staff vs. Student Volleyball Match, there’s so much planned for the UHD Homecoming Week 2022! Check out the complete schedule of events and sign up!


Whether you plan on attending one or all 20 Homecoming events, it’s time to take a break from your work and enjoy the camaraderie of other proud UHD Gators. Come on Back to the Bayou!

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.